Small Business Success Tips Podcast (episode 25)
Summary: Sam Riehn explains how to identify Air Force program managers who buy what you sell, how acquisition is changing, and how small businesses with cybersecurity capabilities can take advantage of exciting new opportunities.
Guest Bio |Acquisition Officer Sam Riehn, of the US Air Force's Cryptologic and Cyber Systems Division (CCSD) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, helps cross functional teams (data scientists, software engineers, Air Force users) interact with business to procure and integrate cutting edge technology.
Over the last few years, he oversaw the largest portfolio of highly classified, offensive and defensive cyber weapon programs, including addressing the Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and Quantum Computing needs of the Air Force. In 2017, he was tasked with implementing and integrating Agile DevOps and Risk Management Framework across the entire Air Force.
Active in his local community and inspired by a family tradition of entrepreneurial ventures, Sam founded the San Antonio-based Startup Club, a local non-profit dedicated to helping San Antonio small businesses connect and grow.
In this episode, Sam Riehn and Neil McDonnell discuss:
CONTACT | Sam Riehn
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Neil McDonnell is an experienced small business owner and seasoned entrepreneur. An Army veteran and the founder HUBZone Chamber of Commerce, Neil is a government contracting subject expert and small business advocate for media and conferences.
His podcast series offers key information and tips to help small businesses gain insight into government agencies and large prime contractors and develop strategies to effectively present services.